Yes, your medical bills should get paid after a work injury as long as you take the right steps toward a successful workers’ compensation case. With that being said, then you are entitled to have all your medical care related to your work accident paid for by the workers’ compensation insurance company. Following your accident, you may need emergency medical care, MRIs, CT scans, surgery, physical therapy, and other expensive medical treatment. Paying forth all your medical care is the responsibility of the Virginia workers’ compensation insurance company. If your doctor recommends medical care, and the insurance company denies payment, you should hire a lawyer to ensure that you get the medical care you need and have your bills paid by the insurance company.
In addition, you may have to travel to the doctor and pay out-of-pocket expenses for prescriptions and other medical care after a work injury. Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, you are entitled to reimbursement for some of these expenses. Our workers’ compensation lawyers can tell you how to get reimbursement for these out-of-pocket expenses.
If you can’t drive to the doctor because you don’t have a driver’s license or are unable to drive because of your work injury, the insurance company should provide transportation for your medical and therapy appointments.
Additionally, if you have medical bills because of a work injury, in Virginia you are entitled to lifetime medical care and medical treatment related to the injury. So even if 50 years after your accident you have medical treatment related to your injury, the workers’ comp insurance company is responsible for paying the bills.